Foreshadowings in Prisoner of Azkaban
by David Haber
In an interview released around the time of the theatrical premiere of Prisoner of Azkaban, an interview which is also on the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD, J.K. Rowling said, "Alfonso Cuaron had very good intuition about what would and wouldn't work. He's put things in the film that, without knowing it, foreshadow things that are going to happen in the final two books."
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Glad we have an agreement with Ian Holm. Yes, Leo McKern "would" also have been perfect..and I share your thoughts about Richard Griffiths....who is doing a perfect job as Uncle Vernon!
But then, what about Richard Attenbourough...if you can forget seeing him as Santa Claus;-) and off-the-record, Patrick Stewart as “Nigellus Phineas Black?”
Glad you brought Petunia’s queerness with her son Dudley up. It is something I have also pondered over, especially while reading HBP Chapter Three “Will and Won’t”. It says Petunia was “oddly flushed” after Dumbledore made his remarks how they had raised their own son!
Needless to say she could be an over protective mother and this can’t be brought against her…(let me tell you I don’t like Dudley..) Unfortunately I cannot come up with a half-decent explanation. Far-fetched I would say she made a deal with Lily, putting Dudley under a Memory-Charm, so he would NEVER show any signs of magic! Knowing Petunia how “out of order” she reacts against magic I can just believe this.
When asked in an interview in 2004 if there was” more to Dudley than meets the eye”, she answered with “NO” What you see is what you get…….
Posted by Mistral from Switzerland on January 3, 2007 1:43 PM
Here are my recommendations:
Rufus Scrimgeour: The one and only Sean Connery... he has already Ministry experience... as for “The Vampire Sanguini” I would suggest “Daniel Day-Lewis... who would also be perfect as Fenrir Grayback! That creepy Werewolf I am sure be in the movie...
As for the Writer Eldrid Worple... who wants to write Harry’s Memoirs, I would suggest Anthony Hopkins!
Posted by Mistral from Switzerland on January 3, 2007 2:33 PM
Does anyone remember that "letter" between Petunia and Dumbledore? The reason why Harry must stay with Petunia. Why Harry is only safe there with her.
Posted by Ronda from St Louis, MO on January 3, 2007 2:53 PM
"How is it you're not in Ravenclaw with brains like yours?"
Patrick Stewart as Nigellus Phineas Black is pure genius.
Sean Connery may never be able to appear in a "childrens" movie without having "Darby O'Gill and the Little People " flash backs..;-}
Daniel Day' would be great for Sanguini... (thanks for finding his name, I went looking for it and ended up starting to read the book over... I knew the name had something to do with blood)
I have a harder time seeing him as Fenrir...its just a size thing...
"Bill the Butcher" proved he could be vicious enough though...
Anthony Hopkins, in my opinion, can play ANY roll at ANY time...
but... the pair I had chosen (although it wouldn't work) was for Saguini-Crispen Glover... just because he's SO odd...
and for the writer.... Nathan Lane...
according to what Dumbledore told Harry in HBP, Lilly'ssacrifice the night Morty tried to Harry is what saved him.
It was a protection that "that flowed in his veins"... since she "shed her blood" to protect him, her blood could still protect him...
Dumbledore cast a charm and told Petunia that, since she had her sisters blood in her veins also, if she accepted Harry and raised him as her own, by the blood the three of them shared(Lilly-Harry-Petuinia) Lilly's sacrifice would continue to protect Harry in Petuinia's house so long as he could call it home..
Petunia accepted Harry, Dumbledore's charm was sealed..
at least thats the way I percieved it...
Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on January 4, 2007 07:29 AM
I'm in two minds about what you wrote concerning the relationship between Lupin and Sirius. At one level to explore the theme of ity (in what started off as a book aimed at ten year old children) does seem a bit farfetched and suicidal for any publisher in the current age of corectness, but it does explain to a degree Lupin's reluctance and hesitation to enter into a relationship with Tonks. If something is revealed about a relationship between Lupin and Sirius then it make things very interesting indeed, particularly for Harry as they were the two wizards (other than Dumbledore) that he most admired.
Posted by Richard from Sydney, Australia on January 4, 2007 9:07 PM
Although I don't think Snape meant to imply anything about Lupin or Sirius' orientation, it would add more depth to the world of Harry Potter wouldn't it?
I mean, would the parents of a witch or wizard prefer he or she were a eater?
Is there an area in St. Mungo's dedicated to "fixing" people who show signs of "abnormal" (what ever NORMAL is) behavior?
Is a person's orientation even considered as much a big deal in the wizarding world?
Or could it just be that some of us, myself included, are guilty of superimposing our own reality unto what should be an opportunity for escapism?
Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on January 5, 2007 09:12 AM
Oh gosh, I can totally imagine Crisper Glover as Sanguini. That guy is just so creepy.:-P
But anyways, I support the Snape-Loved-Lily theory.
When Harry is seeing his father, his father's friends, Snape, and Lily in the past, we know that Lily stands up for Snape, she being the wonderful person she is.
But Snape immediately bites back by calling her a Mudblood.
Haven't we all had experience that when we were younger and when we would like someone, the best way to keep them from knowing is to insult them? I think Snape was trying to save face, honestly.
Gah, I don't remember it very well. Now I have to go read it again.:-)
Posted by Sophie from California on January 7, 2007 2:24 PM
I do not think that Lupin and Sirius are . I think that Snape is jealous of their friendship, and I think that he truly hates them for what they did to him as a youth. As for Hermione being an old lady, I think that is ridiculous. She is just a smart little girl.
I agree with many about Harry having his mother’s eyes. That he see the good in some one and help them come all the way over to the good side.
Posted by Bridget from Utah on January 8, 2007 10:19 AM
well.. i read a comment in here i think.. (sorry poor memory) that when ron faced his boggart there was an image of a woman with orange hair probably with glasses.. i don't remember.. yes i saw that as i watched that scene on youtube.. if you stop at the right moment, the face is so clear it is scary, could that be something?
but then again.. i thought that it looked a bit like Professor Trelawney.
Posted by fangZ from bardwell pk NSW AUS on January 8, 2007 6:49 PM
I surely disaggree with the idea that they were because in the final part it is said that Tonks loves Lupin and he does love her also...
Posted by Job Starreveld from Woerden, Netherlands on January 9, 2007 11:04 AM
one thing bothers me. in the books it is said repetedly: your eyes are of your mother (green). but in the film he has blue eyes, i have a poster on my bedroom door, there you see it too, can someone explain this?
Posted by george theuns from the netherlands on January 9, 2007 11:45 AM
The explanation is simple. Daniel Radcliffe has in real life blue eyes. As we all know Harry Potter has green eyes, so they made him wear contact lenses in the first movies and Daniel was allergic to them!
At least this was what I read in an interview some time ago, explaining the reason for the blue eyes instead of green ones.
Posted by Mistral from Switzerland on January 9, 2007 1:20 PM
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